dream of (someone or something)

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dream of (someone or something)

1. To fantasize about someone or something, especially doing something as one's goal or ambition. I've dreamed of being an astronaut since I was eight years old. I've dreamed of this moment. I can't believe it's actually happening. Back in high school, I dreamed of him. Now we're together and he's everything to me.
2. To envision someone or something in one's sleep. While recovering from dental surgery, I actually dreamed of all the foods I couldn't eat. Waking up was quite a disappointment! What does it mean if you keep dreaming of the same thing every night?
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dream of doing something

Fig. to have a fantasy of doing something. (See also dream about someone or something.) I dream of owning a house like that. Clara dreamed of sailing off into the sunset with Roger.
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References in classic literature ?
Now what this dream of Chaka may have been I do not know, or have forgotten, for in those days he dreamed many dreams, and all his dreams led to one end, the death of men.
"The Prince Umhlangana wore it--in the dream of Chaka--O Dingaan, shoot of a royal stock!" I answered slowly, taking snuff as I spoke, and watching the two of them over the edge of my snuff-spoon.
"The Prince Dingaan held it--in the dream of Chaka--O Umhlangana, sprung from the root of kings!--and it dripped blood."
"I gave it to both of you, O twin stars of the morning, princes of the Zulu--in the dream of Chaka I gave it to both of you."
Those who dream of the banquet, wake to lamentation and sorrow.
Affery, woman,' said Mr Flintwinch, with a friendly grin on his expressive countenance, 'if you ever have a dream of this sort again, it'll be a sign of your being in want of physic.
I dream of a home with a hearth-fire in it, a cat and dog, the footsteps of friends -- and YOU!"
How'd we stand living if it wasn't for our dream of immortality?
The slogan of 'Naya Pakistan' is also a dream of a better Pakistan.
Wind will share his brother's remarkable Dream story and how his Dream of becoming a musician brought comfort and peace to the entire family.
For example, the discovery of the chemical molecular formula for benzene was a direct result of chemist August Kekules dream of molecules dancing and then turning into a snake biting its tail.
He says: If the Mariner's experience was a "dream of truth," however, if the visionary experience of phenomena as the changing forms of a universal radiance is cognitively valid, then finite phenomena cannot be adequately described solely in terms of an order in time and space.
But she has had the dream of sliding down an embankment, and this might have been an influence of her mother telling her about such a dream.
The third dream was a dream of beautiful dancing in which there was an
The Buddha's journey to enlightenment was marked by auspicious dreams, and for Hindus, all creation is the divine dream of Vishnu.